OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City-based National Litigation Law Group is donating $50,000 to RIP Medical Debt, a nonprofit organization tackling the national medical debt crisis.
NLLG expects its donation will help RIP Medical Debt eliminate $5 million in unpaid medical debt being claimed from needy Oklahomans, the law firm said in a news release.
Founded in 2014, RIP identifies, buys and forgives unpaid medical debt owed by financially distressed families and individuals. On average, every $1 donated to RIP can be used to purchase and forgive $100 in medical debt.
NLLG provides legal representation to distressed consumers sued by credit card companies in over 35 states.
“NLLG’s mission is to make affordable legal services available to financially distressed consumers who need relief from credit card debt,” the firm’s founder, James Sears Bryant, said in a news release. “When we considered how we could help families this holiday season in a way that was consistent with our mission, we decided we should be working with RIP Medical Debt.”
Bryant said NLLG’s donation focused on providing relief to families in the central Oklahoma area. Portions of NLLG’s donation will also be directed toward two existing RIP Medical Debt fundraising campaigns: one by the First United Methodist Church of Ada, aimed at raising enough funds for RIP Medical Debt to purchase and forgive $2 million of medical debt in a seven-county area of south-central Oklahoma, and one by the Okeene United Methodist Church to eliminate $4.5 million of medical debt in a 17-county area of northwest Oklahoma.
To learn more about RIP Medical Debt and contribute to the campaigns by the First United Methodist Church of Ada and the Okeene United Methodist Church, visit www.ripmedicaldebt.org.